In this new YouTube video, see Will Ransom (Mary Emerson Professor of Piano, Director of Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta, Director of Piano Studies) and Tim McDonough (Chair & Professor of Theater Studies, Resident Actor/Director of Theater Emory) bring Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem Enoch Arden to life in this production at Emory’s Schwartz Center (January 17, 2015).
In the poem, Enoch Arden is a happily married fisherman who suffers financial problems and becomes a merchant seaman. He is shipwrecked, and, after 10 years on a desert island, he returns home to discover that his beloved wife, believing him dead, has remarried and has a new child. Not wishing to spoil his wife’s happiness, he never lets her know that he is alive.
Music by Richard Strauss
Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Tim McDonough, Narrator
William Ransom, Pianist
Presented by the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and Theater Emory.